December 03, 2007 —

An undeniable part of this time of the year is the unpleasant reality of the common cold. With the changing seasons, people are spending more time indoors, and all sorts of bugs are going around. On the positive side, it gives us all a great opportunity to talk about the safe and appropriate use of cough medicines with our kids. While you're at it, go through your medicine cabinet so you know exactly what medications are there and keep track of them. When your family is sick, you want the peace of mind knowing that they are getting over an illness. Take a moment to stress to your children that cough medicine is designed to help them feel better and not for any other purpose. Stay safe and healthy this winter!